Where to Get a Vegan Meal

From savory to sweet, there is something for every vegan in Louisville.

Whether you are a lifelong vegan or are simply dabbling with a healthier lifestyle, Louisville has many dining options to choose from. From trendy downtown hangouts to family style seating, there are spots to satisfy vegan singles and vegan families alike. 

And remember, while the food in Louisville is great, there is more to do than eat!

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    Heart & Soy in Louisville
    ••• Heart & Soy in Louisville. Image © Mali Anderson

    Address: 1216 Bardstown Rd., (turn right when you walk in)
    Neighborhood: Highlands
    Phone: (502) 452-6678

    Food: Casual Asian
    Menu: Featuring soy products made from locally grown beans, Heart & Soy's tofu and soy milk are made on-site in Kentucky's only tofu machine. Asian street style food inspires the menu, filled with salads, sweet rice balls, Pad Thai, spring rolls and Pho. Customers can watch as soy products are made in a glass-enclosed room. The full menu, including vegan desserts and beverages, are available for dine in or take-out.
    Any meat? No. Vegetarian, but a few dishes do use dairy.

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    North End Cafe in Louisville
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    Address: 1722 Frankfort Ave.
    Neighborhood: Downtown
    Phone: (502) 896-8770

    Address: 2116 Bardstown Rd
    Neighborhood: Highlands
    Phone: (502) 690-4161

    Food: American, Breakfast all day
    Menu: Focusing on seasonal ingredients, the North End Café serves up comforting American meals with a healthy twist,such as scrambled tofu with vegetables for breakfast or vegan reubens for lunch. Their Mexican meals, such as tacos, prepared with black beans, jalapenos, pineapple, red onion and guacamole are good, too. Now with two locations, it is even easier to stroll in to enjoy North End's all-day breakfast. Or for a casual dinner.
    Any meat? Yes. But vegan and vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu.

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    Roots

    Roots Restaurant in Louisville
    ••• Roots Restaurant in Louisville. Image © Mali Anderson

    Address: 1216 Bardstown Rd, (turn left when you walk in)
    Neighborhood: Highlands
    Phone: (502) 452-6678

    Food: Upscale Asian
    Menu: Roots is Heart & Soy all grown up: Same ownership, similar delicious food and the same “you are what you eat” philosophy. The two dining rooms are merely a doorway apart, but Roots is an upscale experience with comfy pillows and an attentive wait staff. Delicious small plates are perfect for sharing. And there is an extensive tea menu, providing the perfect accompaniment to a long lunch or cozy dinner.
    Any meat? No. Vegetarian, but a few dishes do use dairy.
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    Queen of Sheba in Louisville
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    Address: 2804 Taylorsville
    Neighborhood: Bowman Field
    Phone: (502) 459-6301

    Food: Ethiopian
    Menu: A great place to go with a group, the dishes are served with injera, an Ethiopian bread used in place of utensils. Scooping up spicy lentils, collard greens with potatoes, spiced sautéed mushroom, and vegetable salads, you’ll forget all about forks. Of course, if you prefer utensils, just ask the server; the staff is helpful and friendly. Filling and nutritious, you’ll leave satisfied, and will look forward to going back.
    Any meat? Yes. But vegan and vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu.
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    Addis Grill in Louisville
    ••• Addis Grill in Louisville. Image © Mali Anderson

    Address: 109 S. 4th St.
    Neighborhood: Downtown
    Phone: (502) 581-1011

    Food: Ethiopian and Mediterranean Restaurant
    Menu: Split between two kinds of food, the menu at Addis has something for everyone. There’s hummus, grape leaves stuffed with rice, and vegetables for Mediterranean lovers. Or, if you’re in the mood for Ethiopian, try the vegetarian combo plate: Greens, lentils, cabbage and vegetarian stew all served with injera bread. The dining room is bland, but the location is ideal for grabbing a meal before a downtown show.
    Any meat? Yes. But vegan and vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu.